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Week 10 Summary

This week was all about the power of video!

I completed 10 stars worth of video assignments, including a highlight reel of Tyrod Taylor, Edward’s dream location, and a surfing compilation.

I did two daily creates, which I posted in this blog post. I also commented on 10 different posts from DS106.

Finally, I completed my video essay on the Bride of Frankenstein.

I enjoyed messing around with the video resources this week, so I look forward to more of the same next week!

Week 10 Comments

Video Essay- Bride of Frankenstein

For our video essay this week, I decided to look at a scene in the Bride of Frankenstein. This is a movie that I had watched for a separate DS106 assignment several weeks ago.

 

The scene that I reviewed is when Frankenstein first meets the bride, and her eventual rejection of him. The original scene in its entirety can be found here.

To complete this assignment, I first took a look back at the movies we had already watched in DS106. After I chose this movie, I looked on YouTube for a good clip that I could make a video essay on. After I found the above clip, I used a Youtube converter to open it in iMovie. Then, I edited the clip, and added my voice over top of it. After all of that was done, I saved it and uploaded it to WordPress.

Surfing Compilation

Assignment (3 stars)

You may be surprised to learn that when Edward Creeper is not busy hosting his show, he enjoys spending time at the beach catching the waves. The follow short video is a compilation of different surfers showing off their skills

 

To complete this assignment, I first found several different surfing videos on YouTube, and used a Youtube converter to download them into iMovie. I then found a song that sounded ‘beachy’ and also imported it into iMovie. Then, I edited all of the clips and music together to make the finished product, before beginning the process of uploading it to WordPress.

Edward Wishes he was in Australia

Assignment (3 stars)

The follow short video showcases the scenery of Australia, which is somewhere Edward Creeper has always wanted to go.

 

To complete this assignment, I first found several images of Australia on Google, and downloaded them into iMovie. I then found the song ‘Down Under’ by Men at Work on YouTube, and used a Youtube converter to download it into iMovie as well. Finally, I found a video of different Australian landmarks to use in the middle of my own video. After all of these pieces were in iMovie, I edited them together and overlaid the music on top, before saving the project and beginning the slow process of uploading it to WordPress.

 

Tyrod Taylor Highlight Reel

Assignment (5 stars)

For this assignment, we had to find an athlete that we like and make a highlight reel of them, along with adding music and an intro. The following video is of Tyrod Taylor, who was a Virginia Tech quarterback, before being drafted to play for the Baltimore Ravens. He did not see much playing time there however, and is now with the Buffalo Bills. The video is set to Enter Sandman by Metallica, which is the song that is played during Virginia Tech games.

 

To complete this assignment, I first found the clips I wanted to use on YouTube. I then used a Youtube-to-Mp4 converter so that I could open the clips in iMovie. I then found the song and went through the same process. Once in iMovie, I edited the clips together, added the introduction, and edited the music to fit with the clips. I then saved everything, and began the process of uploading it to WordPress. This took over an hour to do, and I was a bit worried it would not work, but eventually everything came together.

Week 9 Summary

We didn’t have a whole lot of assignments this week in ds106, but it was still busy for me.

Earlier this week, I posted my weekly showcase for week 8.

I listened to the great ds106 radio shows this week, and wrote up a blog post on the Smooth and Spooky Variety Show which played on Tuesday night.

I completed 10 stars of collaborative character assignments, including a dinner with the Red Reaper, lunch with Victor Barethean, and Make my Day. I also completed my three daily creates, which I included in this blog post.

Finally, I commented on 10 different posts from ds106, which I included in this blog post.

Make my Day

Assignment (3.5 stars)

I am a very busy man, but some days it is nice to think of how a perfect day for me would go.

I would wake up in the morning, and have a nice breakfast.

I would then get ready to head to my studio where we produce the Edward Creeper Show. You may think that it is strange that I would want to go to work on my perfect day, but it is less of a job for me, and more of an opportunity to meet new and exciting characters. Here is basically what our set looks like.

During my day on set, I would love to meet as many new people as possible. Luckily, I have met many of these characters recently, including the Red Reaper.

After leaving from work, I would like to have a nice, big dinner somewhere in town. As I talked about in a previous post, one of my favorite spots is the local diner, where I recently met Victor Barethean.

Finally, after a long day, I would head back to my house, and relax a bit before heading to bed.

For this assignment, I planned out what would be a perfect day for my character Edward Creeper, and then found images that corresponded with them. I included two other characters from ds106 to make it collaborative.

Lunch with Victor Barethean

Assignment (4 stars)

This week, I met up with Victor Barethean for a nice lunch. I had never met Victor before, but I had heard of him during my time hosting the Edward Creeper Show. Victor seemed like a casual, laid-back individual when we first met at the local diner. After some short introductions, we began to look over the menu. I settled on a classic cheeseburger and fries, while he order a crab cake platter.

The food didn’t take too long to arrive, but we were both already starving before we even got there. I took a moment to savor the scene when the food first arrived. My cheeseburger looked very well prepared, and was topped with lettuce, tomato, onion, cheddar cheese, and mayonnaise, all served on a warm sesame seed bun. Victor’s crab cake platter looked just as good. It had two large crab cakes, along with some pieces of lettuce and tomato on the side. He also had some tarter sauce for dipping. There wasn’t any bread, but I’m sure he could of asked for some if he wanted it. Both of our meals with served with hot, crinkle cut fries, with ketchup for dipping.

We quickly dove in to our meals, not saying much in the process. My cheeseburger was cooked very well, and had a juicy (but not soggy) finish to it. Everything on it was proportional, so every bite had all of the ingredients in it. I didn’t taste Victor’s crab cakes, but he told me it had the perfect amount of crab meat and seasoning. We both commented that the fries were a bit undercooked, but they weren’t bad enough to be sent back.

I had debated on whether to order some apple pie after my meal, but we were both stuffed after finishing everything. After a few more minutes, we both were ready to depart. This was definitely one of the better meals I have had recently, and I’m glad I got to share the experience with someone else.

For this assignment, I used my host character Edward Creeper, along with the Victor Barethean character of James Rives. It has been a bit challenging this week to find assignments that we could incorporate two characters in, so I was glad to find this assignment. It was also interesting to think about the kind of food that you eat in these situations, and to describe it in great detail.